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Course Number: 241JEAA165

Dates: Monday, January 8 - March 18, 2024
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Meets: M from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM , 10 sessions

Fee: $300.00

This course ended on March 18, 2024

Learn the basic techniques of jewelry fabrication and metalsmithing by making pieces such as bracelets, pendants, and rings. Students will learn soldering with a torch, piercing, finishing, forming, forging, and bezel stone setting.
There will be NEW PROJECTS each quarter!
All necessary tools are provided. Students will need to purchase their own metal, which will cost approximately $85-$110 - supplies will be discussed further during the first class.
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Fee: $300.00

Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 265.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00
Mandatory FeeJewelry Lab Fee$ 35.00

Amy Gresens

Photo of Amy Gresens Photo of work by Amy Gresens
Amy's Classes

Amy Gresens teaches Beginning Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Beyond the Basics: Design & Fabrication in Metal, Knitting 101 & 102. Her teaching style is relaxed and casual. She likes to encourage her students to find their creativity and guide them along this path. For more examples of her work, please visit:

Instagram: @element47jewelry

Amy is an Atlanta-based artist who has spent the last 20 years experimenting with a variety of media. Her early explorations into photography and sculpture informed her passion for capturing and revealing beauty within the third dimension. Amy's favorite artist is Alexander Calder. She loves the movement of his pieces. He is a big influence in a lot of her jewelry designs.

The last ten years have found Amy crafting fabulous adornments in precious metals. A distinct characteristic of her jewelry designs is the incorporation of vibrant color tinted resin or felt. Amy finds that the fusion of metals and rich colored alternative materials create dynamic contrasts and spatial relationships that are truly unique. She says she gets so much joy from making that she wanted to share the process with others. She loves seeing her students develop their own creative style.

Amy has exhibited her jewelry at the High Museum of Art and is currently showing her work at the Decatur Gallery, Spruill Gallery and the Beehive boutique. She also participates in several Atlanta area art shows, such as the Piedmont Park Arts Festival, Inman Park Arts Festival, Indie Craft Experience and Chastain Park Arts Festival to name a few.

Amy's home is a beacon for all lost animals. She currently has 3 cats and 2 dogs, most of whom just showed up on her front porch. She once even had a flock of chickens show up! Currently the "No Vacancy" sign is on.

Date Day Time Location
01/08/2024Monday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 207
01/15/2024Monday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 207
01/22/2024Monday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 207
01/29/2024Monday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 207
02/05/2024Monday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 207
02/12/2024Monday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 207
02/19/2024Monday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 207
02/26/2024Monday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 207
03/04/2024Monday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 207
03/18/2024Monday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 207


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